Tlusty has six goals and 10 points in 37 games this season.
To replace him on the roster the Hurricanes recalled forward Zach Boychuk from Charlotte of the American Hockey League.
Boychuk had an assist in his only NHL game this season, a 5-3 Carolina victory against the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 6.
Boychuk leads Charlotte in goals (14) and points (27) and is first in the AHL with 10 power-play goals and tied for first with 16 power-play points. He's been on a tear of late with 12 goals in his past 16 AHL games.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter